HELP fund our cultural and educational exhibition: REMEMBER THE TIMES, which has been endorsed to be part of the Ghana Government’s Year of Return 2019 initiative to be staged in Accra, Ghana during UK Black History Month.
The Calabash Hub in collaboration with MisBeee Writes are passionate to showcase how Ghana’s cultures are woven into the cultures of other nations and has enriched parts of the world.
Support Us Creating this initiative is paramount and we are inviting supporters to help us raise £3000 towards the cost of hiring the venue and technical equipment, marketing and advertising campaign, photograph & printing, research expenses, workshop & educational material.
The Exhibition The exhibition will be divided into three key areas: The first focuses on showing the global reach that Ghanaian traditions, cultural practices and folklore have played outside the country. One example is the Kwaku Ananse stories that are popular in the Caribbean.
The second will showcase Ghana from the past. This will feature images of people, places and infrastructure of the past, which will be displayed as a gallery.
The third section will feature workshops, giving visitors the opportunity to hear from experts and historians and is designed to bring more fact and context behind Ghanaian history, identity and migration.
Did You Know Ghana is often considered to be a gateway to Africa and has produced a ray of iconic figures of note, including the slave abolitionist Ottobah Cudjoe, the late Kofi Annan, writer Ama Atta Aidoo, and more recently musician Stormzy.
The UK version of Black History Month was even founded under the leadership of a Ghanaian analyst called Akyaba Addai-Sebo and was first celebrated in 1987! Historian Mr Addai-Sebo served as a coordinator of special projects for the Greater London Council.
About the Creators The Calabash hub was created by Naa Dzamah (aka Sister E) to promote Afri-centred goods and services. She is instrumental in organising wellbeing events, interactive workshops, youth and community projects and the promotion of Ghanaian culture.
Abena Serwaa is an Accra and London-based multi-media journalist and founder of Ghanaian culture blogsite MisBeee Writes. She writes for the Black UK newspaper Voice and a number of online UK and Ghanaian publications. Her articles explore world themes designed to challenge societal norms, re-examine African histories and celebrate key figures with Ghanaian heritage. She uses a mix of interviews, opinion pieces, video blogs and podcasts to share stories that are under-told.
‘We must go back and reclaim our past so we can move forward; so we understand why and how we came to be who we are today’